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by The Billiards Fool
Fri May 18, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ Date Claims 2018-19
Replies: 9
Views: 8098

Re: NJ Date Claims 2018-19

Tentatively, Rutgers will be running Scarlet Knight Fall September 23rd. We are also aiming for a mid-late October novice tournament, but will plan that around other novice tournaments and schools' preferences.
by The Billiards Fool
Tue May 15, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ Date Claims 2018-19
Replies: 9
Views: 8098

NJ Date Claims 2018-19

Hey y'all. As usual, comment here with your tournament announcements and intentions. I will keep this list up to date with all tournaments and link announcements as they are made. To quote myself (lol) from the Current state of NJ thread: I would advise everyone planning to host a tournament to keep...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue May 15, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Current State of New Jersey Quizbowl
Replies: 8
Views: 4397

Re: The Current State of New Jersey Quizbowl

Few things going into the end of the year. Since the high school year has yet to end, a lot of these goals are for the "summer" which I generally consider to start quizbowl-wise after PACE NSC. 1. I have talked to Jack (of Princeton) and both Rutgers and Princeton and are intending to have novice to...
by The Billiards Fool
Thu May 10, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 16704

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

David Song (of RU not Princeton), Joe Ham, and I are currently one teammate short. We're probably best at sports and TV (and video games?? maybe, idk what Joe knows). I'd imagine we're weakest on non-sports from before our lifetimes, but regardless of expertise PM me if you want to join us! EDIT: Ad...
by The Billiards Fool
Thu May 10, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Open: Organization
Replies: 27
Views: 11211

Re: Side Event Open: Organization

I'm also looking into running a Boston event, with a main event on Saturday (I'm thinking NASAT right now) + smaller events dotted throughout Saturday & Sunday. I'm not sure of the state of the MSU event, but would anyone/site be very against this happening? For reasons of redundancy, too far from ...
by The Billiards Fool
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FST Mirror at Columbia - 4/28/2018
Replies: 5
Views: 3401

Re: FST Mirror at Columbia - 4/28/2018

This was lots of fun and a much appreciated wrap up to the season! Thanks for hosting!
by The Billiards Fool
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT New Jersey State Championship @ Rutgers (04/07/18)
Replies: 11
Views: 6392

Re: 2018 NAQT New Jersey State Championship @ Rutgers (04/07

The playoff stats still don't include the carry-over games, so I'm wondering what the final standings were for the rest of the teams. At the time we left, there appeared to be a 3-way tie for the second spot in the final; was that played off? I can't speak for the final standings, but for the tiebr...
by The Billiards Fool
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team
Replies: 17
Views: 5300

Re: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team

I apologize for the delay, but since WAO II has yet to be released publicly could everyone who tried out please PM me their email or email [email protected] and we will send out the results to everyone privately.

As soon as WAO II is public we will post everything here as well.
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT New Jersey State Championship @ Rutgers (04/07/18)
Replies: 11
Views: 6392

Re: 2018 NAQT New Jersey State Championship @ Rutgers (04/07

Congratulations to High Tech A, the New Jersey State Champions! Congratulations as well to Princeton A and St. Joes A who finished second and third respectively. Complete stats can be found here . If anything appears amiss let me know. I have all of the paper scoresheets and will happily crosscheck ...
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT New Jersey State Championship @ Rutgers (04/07/18)
Replies: 11
Views: 6392

Re: 2018 NAQT New Jersey State Championship @ Rutgers (04/07

zeebli123 wrote:Could the report on the NASAT tryouts be posted here or on the NJ NASAT post rather than be emailed?
Yes. We will upload it all later today
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT New Jersey State Championship @ Rutgers (04/07/18)
Replies: 11
Views: 6392

Re: 2018 NAQT New Jersey State Championship @ Rutgers (04/07

The preliminary logistics email has been sent out. If your team has not received the email, please let me know (you can PM me or contact our email). If you have yet to sign up but would like to, please do so ASAP since the tournament is coming up this weekend!
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 9006

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018

I want to start this by saying that by and large I had a good time today (as did all of my teammates). The tournament was run well and efficiently. Thanks Jon for all the work! That said, there were a few issues: 1. The bye round situation. I know this has been discussed in the thread Max Smiley sta...
by The Billiards Fool
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team
Replies: 17
Views: 5300

Re: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team

As of now, Rutgers will be hosting NASAT tryouts after NJ States on April 7. The sign up sheet is here . Since we had not originally intended to run a NASAT tryout (since we were unsure NASAT was happening), we will not be able to provide logistical support this year (though we hope to do so in the ...
by The Billiards Fool
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 314092

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I intend to read a vanity music packet at ~11:30 PM EST tomorrow on the Discord assuming a decent amount of people show.

EDIT: I was asleep at 1:30 PM
by The Billiards Fool
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 16978

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

Some random predictions coming to mind: The bonus on the do-nothing congress will be in the top 3 of most 30d history bonuses. Social Science, excepting econ, tossups will have the lowest conversion rates. A few people will neg the Bradley effect clue in the Armenians one with African-American (hah ...
by The Billiards Fool
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)
Replies: 13
Views: 6039

Re: Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)

Live Stats for the tournament will be up here: https://tinyurl.com/RUwinterstats

Stats will be uploaded via SQBS by Monday.

EDIT: Stats are complete on neg5.
by The Billiards Fool
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Current State of New Jersey Quizbowl
Replies: 8
Views: 4397

The Current State of New Jersey Quizbowl

It's pretty incredible that I don't think there's been an event in NJ with a novice bracket or a novice-only tournament in the past few years. Princeton did split standard-competitive this year, but that's it. Perhaps that's why the largest events in NJ are still the 50-60-team modified Jeopardy dr...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 314092

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Sit Room Guy wrote:Instead of studying for finals, I'm currently working on a BoJack Horseman packet that should be finished by New Year's. I would read it at Festivus, but it has bonuses.
Awesome
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 9915

Re: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion

Overall, as has been said earlier, this set was much easier than last year (I think that's good though). I'll echo a few of the complaints about some stuff needing brushing up, but I had a lot of fun and enjoyed the set. I thought the literature was good for the most part, the only thing that struck...
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 23338

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

Hey, I was looking at last year's set and was wondering if anyone knows what novel this is referring to: A character in this profession imitates Barnes by smoking crack cocaine while trying to be “Time’s first human author of perfection." [editors 1, question 2, the answer is Lawyer . Googling the ...
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 23338

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

Hey, I was looking at last year's set and was wondering if anyone knows what novel this is referring to:
A character in this profession imitates Barnes by smoking crack cocaine while trying to be “Time’s first human author of perfection." [editors 1, question 2, the answer is Lawyer.
by The Billiards Fool
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)
Replies: 19
Views: 14352

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)

Any chance we can get a field update? (it would make planning easier for us). Thanks!
by The Billiards Fool
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 2017)
Replies: 77
Views: 69622

Re: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 20

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:How many people are actually submitting packets for this?
We (Rutgers) are.
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ Yale
Replies: 5
Views: 3530

Re: 2017 Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ Yale

Sorry if I'm misunderstanding things but the initial post said a cap of 20 teams and there are 19 listed right now and it says the field is closed.

EDIT: Wording
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New Collegiate Writers
Replies: 9
Views: 4111

Re: New Collegiate Writers

As an example of the latter, see the same done in the high school section. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this doesn't exist for collegiate sets? While I'm not sure how much this could help with people afraid to start writing on collegiate sets, for those of us interested in writing this year but do ...
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 102
Views: 55339

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

Hey Raynor this looks awesome! I know nothing about coding, so I'm really not sure how simple this is, but the only suggestion I would have is to have the "wikipedia search" button search only for the actual answer line and not the entirety of the answer line (including prompts and whatnot). Having ...
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Recruiting new players
Replies: 5
Views: 3290

Re: Recruiting new players

First, thanks Colin this is great advice! To anyone who has experience doing this: what do you recommend for a first practice for new people? This was our first year in a while at the involvement fair, so for the first time we will have kids who heard a tiny spiel at the fair and are showing up. How...
by The Billiards Fool
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: XENOPHON
Replies: 28
Views: 13871

Re: XENOPHON

This set was a ton of fun thanks for writing it and putting this together!
by The Billiards Fool
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Your Worst Moment In Quizbowl
Replies: 16
Views: 9533

Re: Your Worst Moment In Quizbowl

I once negged "pardoning Nixon" with "forgiving Nixon" in power and could not convert even with multiple prompts. That sucked. During one round in SCT last year, I went 0-0-4. That also sucked. That just sounds like the moderator was being nitpicky. "Pardoning" and "forgiving" are essentially the s...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: XENOPHON
Replies: 28
Views: 13871

Re: XENOPHON

Anyone feel like teaming up? (PM me or message me on facebook)

EDIT: Realized it was obviously doubles and I'm a fool.
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18
Replies: 38
Views: 20187

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18

Hey Koh, could you update the top-post to include Rutgers' Sept. 23 tournament on IS-A167? (I wouldn't ask normally just since its early in the year time is presumably somewhat of a factor. It's probably no big deal but worth askin' :) )

Thanks!
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to not get overwhelmed by the college canon
Replies: 8
Views: 4076

Re: How to not get overwhelmed by the college canon

So I was in a pretty similar position about a year ago (though I think you were a bit better than I was in HS). While I still wouldn't call myself "good" or whatnot, I think a big part of it is reminding yourself where you were when you began playing in HS (or middle school) and how it felt to conti...
by The Billiards Fool
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 144856

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

Last year's ACF Fall had a tossup on Voodoo that I firstlined because of Pedro Cerrano's shrine with hot pepper rum in Major League.
by The Billiards Fool
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18
Replies: 38
Views: 20187

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18

Rutgers will be running its Fall tournament on September 23. We will be using an IS-A set (which one is still tbd). We hope this can serve as a good season opener prior to the annual regular-difficulty opener at Princeton. The announcement in the "announcements" section of the forums soon.
by The Billiards Fool
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging Interest in New England NASAT Mirror
Replies: 8
Views: 3145

Re: Gauging Interest in New England NASAT Mirror

I'd be interested in playing (as long as it isn't the weekend of August 4th). Can likely guarantee I could convince two former teammates I know to come as well (since I did for the Virginia one that isn't happening anymore/we can't attend cause of conflicts that weekend). Im somewhat sure I can brin...
by The Billiards Fool
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Giveaways for "lesser-known" stuff about common things
Replies: 17
Views: 7736

Re: Giveaways for "lesser-known" stuff about common things

I'm not sure what level you are talking about. I should probably have clarified my original question is really just just for collegiate regular and to nationals (since, while I've never been to CO, it seems like that of all places is where the "include something so most get it" is weakest since its...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Giveaways for "lesser-known" stuff about common things
Replies: 17
Views: 7736

Giveaways for "lesser-known" stuff about common things

What is the best way to handle the end of a tossup on lesser known material of a well known thing? I'll provide a sample tossup for an example of what I mean (This tossup is just an example, so unless you really want to or I'm doing something egregious I'm not really looking for advice on the TU (wh...
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP
Replies: 47
Views: 19404

Re: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP

mozzarella wrote:How is Friday, 6/16, 9 PM EST for everyone?

Skype, free (unless you *want* to give me money, then please do)
I'll join if I'm still awake (I'm in Germany so it'll be 3 am)
by The Billiards Fool
Tue May 30, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 16680

Re: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament

Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:Hey, this tournament definitely didn't play to my strengths, but it was a fun tournament and I enjoyed playing it. Thanks for putting it together!
by The Billiards Fool
Mon May 29, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 30571

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

This was lots of fun! Thank you Josh and the Fort Osage team for the set and for reading to us!
by The Billiards Fool
Fri May 26, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 30571

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

Sorry for calling you Greg gerry I'm an idiot my bad :/

EDIT: *gerry greg
by The Billiards Fool
Fri May 26, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 30571

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

Neggman wrote: Readers: Josh Malecki, Douglas McIntosh, some Fort Osage kids?, Gerry Weinstein?
Is this still accurate? (Also thanks a ton for reading!)
by The Billiards Fool
Fri May 26, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 30571

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

Meet outside the atrium 601 (the room for staff checkin) and we'll find rooms from there!

EDIT: Room A601 on the Atrium level is what atrium 601 means
by The Billiards Fool
Fri May 26, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 30571

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

Field update: Teams: Nick Conder and Austin Smith Dr. Ugolini and Stephen Fontenot Shan Hogan and Brian McNamara Chandler West and Bailey Brand Free Agents: Myself, Saul Hankin, Steven Silverman, Eric Douglass, Bryn Douglass, David Dennis, Drew Scheeler (maybe), Matt Laird, Ramapriya Rangaraju If th...
by The Billiards Fool
Fri May 26, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 30571

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

Where will the meeting place for this be? I'll be teaming up with Bailey Brand. So I don't really know the layout of HNSCT, but I assume we can get rooms with buzzers set up? Does anyone know where a good place would be and if we can get buzzer equipped rooms? If no one knows I'll check it out once...
by The Billiards Fool
Fri May 26, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 30571

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

Dr. Ugolini and I intend to play this directly after scrimmages. Do we need to do anything more formal than this to register? Edit: Added us to the spreadsheet if that is helpful at all. Nope that's good! I'm gonna draw up a few generic little round Robin schedules since I probably won't really kno...
by The Billiards Fool
Thu May 25, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 30571

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

How does 10 pm on friday work? (that would run concurrently with Geomonstrosity). I've seen a bit of interest in Saturday, but if that were to happen it would have to be after Fight the Power (which I anticipate means around 11 PM) or I cannot coordinate since I am signed up for Fight the Power. Rig...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue May 23, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Side-event schedule
Replies: 10
Views: 4243

Re: HSNCT Side-event schedule

CPiGuy wrote:Math Monstrosity will not be starting at 6:30. We will be starting soon after competition Saturday has finished, so hopefully between 7:30 and 7:45.
Gotcha. Updated it.
by The Billiards Fool
Mon May 22, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Side-event schedule
Replies: 10
Views: 4243

HSNCT Side-event schedule

I've been trying to see when to schedule the Aux Cord set (if it happens), and the best way to do so seems to be to centralize a schedule. From what I can gather the planned side-events are as follows: Friday: 945: PACENSC (pokemon) 10 PM-12: Geomonstrosity Saturday: Right after games end: Joao 730i...